BLMIS: Bhutan Labour Market Information system
Bhutan Labour Market Information System (BLMIS) was mainly developed for the easy access to key labour market data in a summary format. It disseminates information on current labour market situation and provides information to both labour supply and demand. It also includes qualitative and quantitative information which will assist and empower policy makers and planners for precise planning and decision making on any labour market policy. The qualitative information is also available in the form of reports which users can download from the publication.

Key Indicators of Labour Market (KILM):

Indicators 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Estimated Population 713,200 734,850 745,939 755,710 764,667
Labour Force 334,200 336,391 345,786 348,742 352,953
Persons Employed 323,700 329,487 335,870 339,569 344,293
Unemployment Rate (%) 3.1 2.1 2.9 2.6 2.5
Estimated Population distribution by age structure (%)
<15 30.5 28.9 29.1 26.3 26.9
15-64 64.1 65.3 65.5 67.1 66.4
65+ 5.4 5.8 5.5 6.6 6.7
Rural-Urban Proportion (%)
Rural 68.5 69.5 69.1 69.3 69.4
Urban 31.5 30.5 30.9 30.7 30.6
Male-Female Proportion (%)
Male 48.8 48.9 49.6 48.6 48.0
Female 51.2 51.1 50.4 51.4 52.0
Labour Force Participation Rate (%) 67.4 64.4 65.3 62.6 63.1
By Area
Rural 70.1 66.6 67.9 65.7 64.8
Urban 61.2 59.2 59.5 55.3 59.2
By Gender
Male 72.3 65.7 72.1 71.0 71.2
Female 67.4 63.2 58.9 54.8 55.9
Unemployment (numbers) 10,500 6,904 9,916 9,174 8,660
By Area of Residence
Rural 5,100 3,663 3,828 2,994 2,428
Urban 5,400 3,241 6,088 6,180 6,232
Unemployment by area of residence (%)
Rural 2.1 1.5 1.5 1.2 1.0
Urban 5.9 3.5 6.3 6.7 6.3
Unemployement by sex (numbers)
Male 3,200 3,122 4,015 3,627 3,470
Female 7,300 3,782 5,901 5,546 5,190
Unemployment by sex (%)
Male 1.8 1.9 2.2 1.9 1.8
Female 4.5 2.2 3.7 3.5 3.1
Youth Unemployment Rate (%) 9.2 7.3 9.6 9.4 10.7
Youth Unemployment by area of residence (numbers)
Rural 2,200 1,743 1,272 1,563 1,489
Urban 2,600 1,732 3,010 2,117 3,015
Youth Unemployment by area of residence (%)
Rural 5.7 5.0 4.0 5.1 4.8
Urban 18.7 13.5 22.8 24.0 28.0
Youth Unemployment by sex (numbers)
Male 1,500 1,392 1,887 1,499 1,528
Female 3,300 2,083 2,395 2,182 2,975
Youth Unemployment by sex (%)
Male 6.8 7.3 9.2 8.6 8.2
Female 10.9 7.2 9.9 10.0 12.7